The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) will allow certain students to enroll in the fall semester tuition-free in order to relieve burdens caused by COVID-19.
While the University System of Maryland opted to freeze tuition costs at their current levels, CCBC is taking it to the next level and offering qualified students the ability to enroll in fall courses for free. Although details are not currently publicly available on the qualifications necessary to be eligible, more information is available to those interested here. CCBC plans to offer up to $345 million in supplemental aid for students to attend fall classes.
CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis said her school wants to do everything possible to help keep its students on track, despite the challenges the pandemic has heaped onto the higher education industry.
“We recognize the financial hardship that many students are facing and don’t want that to sideline their educational pursuits,” Kurtinitis said in a statement. “We want students to know that taking courses this fall at CCBC is a great option for anyone pursuing their college degree.”